Lyotropic Phases Formed by “Molecular Bottlebrushes” (pages 1472–1474)
Dr. Matthias Wintermantel, Dr. Karl Fischer, Markus Gerle, Dr. Roland Ries, Prof. Dr. Manfred Schmidt, Prof. Dr. Kanji Kajiwara, Dr. Hiroshi Urakawa and Dr. Isao Wataoka
Article first published online: 22 DEC 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/anie.199514721
Extremely stiff macromolecules in the form of “hairy rods” or more precisely “molecular bottlebrushes” (without a handle) are easily accessible by the polymerization of polymacromonomers. As anticipated from their high degree of stiffness, these molecules form lyotropic, liquid-crystalline phases, although they consist of “commodity” monomers like styrene and methylacrylate.